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SUNBURY, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1875.
New Series, Vol. 7, 31 o. 11.
Old Series, Vol. 36, No. 11.
Physician of this celebrated JunUutlnn, has
discovered the most certain, apnedy, pleasant und
effectual rcmedv In the world for nil
DISEASES OF IMPRUDENCE.
Weakness ol the Back or Limits, .Strictures,
Affections of Kidneys and JSlad.lcr, Involun
tary Discharges, Impolcncy, (iCbei! It.l.ili
ty, Nervoiisue?s, Dyspep'y, Languor, Low
Splrita, CoufHfiou of Ideas, Palpitation of
the Heart, Timidity, TreuibTmir, Iiinnc;s
of Sight of Giddiness, Disease of the Head,
Throat, Nose or Sl-.in, Atrwlious of Liver, Lunea,
Stomach or Bowels thene terrible Disorders
arising from the Solitary llubus of Youth those
eecret and solitary practl.-e. more fatal to their
victims than the song of Syrens to the Manners
of Ulysses, blightiug their moat brilliant hopes
cf anticipations, renderins; ikarriage, ise.,iinj.a-
especially, T ho have become the Mietims of Soil
tary V ice, that dreadful and destructive habit
which annually sweeps to an untimely grave
thousands of young men of the most exalted
talents and brilliant intellect, who mipht other
wise have entranced listening Senates with the
thunders or eloquence or waked to ecstacy the
liviug lyre, may call with full confidence.
Married Persons or Young Men contemplating
marriage, aware of Physical Weakness, (Loss
of Procreative Power Impotcuey), Nervous Ex
citability, Palpitation, Organic Weakness, Ner
vous Debility, or any other Disqualification,
He who places himself under the care of Dr. J.
may religiously confide in his honor as a gentle
man, and confidently rely unon his skill as a Pbv.
Impoteury, lx? of Power, immediately Cured
and full Vigor Restored.
This Distressing Affection which renders Life
miserable and marriage impossible is the penalty
paid by the victims of improper indulgences.
Young persons are too apt to commit excesses
from not being aware of the dreadful consciences
that may ensue. Now, who that understands
the subject will pretend to dny that the power
of procreation is lost sooner by those falling into
improper habits than by the prudent T Besides
being deprived the pleasures of healthy offspring,
the most serious and destructive symptoms to both
body and mind arise. The system becomes de
ranged, the Physical and Mental Functions
Weakcucd, Loss of Procreative Power, Nervous
Irritability, Dyepe, da. Palpitation of the Heart,
Indirection, Constitutional Debility, a Wasting
of the Frame, Cough, Consumption. Decay and
A CURE WARRANTED IN TWO DAYS.
Persons ruined in health by unlearned preten
der who keep tbera trifling mouth after month,
taking poisonous and injurious compounds,
should apply immediately.
Member of the Royal College of Surgcous, Lou
don, Graduated from one of the most eminent
Col'eges in the United States, and the (greater
part of whose ife has been speut in the hospitals
or London, t rie, Philadelphia and elsewhere,
has effected some of the most aetouishing cures
tnat were ever known ; many troubled with ring.
ing iu the head and ears when asleep, great
nervousness, being alarmed at sudden sounds,
hashl tiliices, with frequent blushing, atteuded
sometimes with derangement of mind, were cured
TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Dr. J. addresses all those who have iujurrd
themselves by improper indulgence and solitary
liatuis, which rum bom body and mind, unfitting
them for either business, study, society or mar
riage. These arc some of the sad and melancholy
effects produced by early habits of youth, viz:
Weakness of the Back and Limbs, Pains iu the
Back and Head, Dimness of Sight, Loss of Mus
cular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dyspepsy,
Nervous Irritability, Derangement of Digestive
Functions, General Debility, Symptoms of Con
Mextallt The fearful effects on the mind
are much to be dreaded Loss of Memory, Con
fusion of Ideas, Depression of Spirits, Evil
Forcbodines, Aversion to Society, Self-Distrust,
Love of Solitude, Timidity, &c, are some of the
Thousands of persons of all ages can now
judge what is the canseof their declining health,
losing their vigor, becoming, weak, pale, nervous
and emaciated, having a singular appearance
about the eyes, cough and symptoms of consump
tion. YOUNG MEN
Who have injured th mselves by a certain prac
tice indulged in when alone, a habit frequently
learned from evil companions, or at scheol, the
effect of which are nightly felt, even when
alep, and if not cured, renders marriage impos
sible, and destroys both mind and body, should
What a pity that a young man, the hope of his
country, the darling of his parents, should be
snatched from all prospects and eujoymeuts ot
life, by the consequence of deviating from the
path of nature and indulging in a certain secret
habit. Such persons vrst before coutemolating
reflect that a sound mind and body are the mm1
necesaary requisites to promote connubial happi
ness. I u deed without these, the journey through
life becomes a weary pilgrimage ; the prospect
hourly darkens to the view ; the mind becomes
shadowed with despair and fitted with the melan
choly reflection, that the happiness of another
becomes blighted with our own.
A CERTAIN DISEASE.
When the misguided and imprudent votary ot
pleasure finds that he has imbibed the seeds ol
this painful disease, it too often happens that au
ill-timed sense of shame, or dread of discovery,
deters him from applying to thosa who, from
education and respectability, can alone befriend
him, delaying till the constitutional symptoms of
this horrid disease make their appearance, such
as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose, uoctural
paius in the head and limbs, dimness of sight,
deafness, nodes on the shin bones and arms,
blotches on the head, face and extremities, pro
gressing with frightful rapidity, till at last the
palate of the mouth or the boues of the nose fall
in, and the victim of this awful disease becomes
a horrid object of commiseration, till death puts
a period to his dreadful suffering, by sending
him to " that Undiscovered Country from whence
no traveller returns."
It is a melancholy fact that thousands DIE
victims to this terrible disease, through falling
iuto the hands of Ignorant or unskillful PRE
TENDERS, who, by the use of that deadly Poi
son, Mercury, &.C., destroy the constitution, and
incapable of curing, keep the unhappy sufferer
month after month taking their noxious or in
jurious compounds, and instead of being restored
to a renewal of Life Vigor and Happiness, iu des
iuir leave him with ruined Health to sigh over
his galling disappointment.
To such, therefore, Dr. Johxstos pledges him
self to preserve the most Inviolable Becrecv, aud
from his extensive practice and observations in
the great Hospitals of Euro, and the first ir.
this country, viz : Englaud, France, Philadelphia
and elsewhere, is enabled to offer the most cer
tain, speedy and effectual remedy in the world
!r all diseases of Imprudence.
OFFICE, NO. 7, S. FREDERICK STREET.
Baltimore, M. D.
Left hAd side going from Baltimore street, a few
doors from the corner. Fail not to observe name
tifN'o letters received unless postpaid and
containing a stamp to be used on the reply, per
sons writing should state age, and send a portion
of advirtisement describing symptoms.
There are so many Paltry, Designing aud
Worthiest Impnsters advertising themselves as
Physicians, trilling with and ruining the tealth
of all who unfortunately fall into their power,
that Dr. Johnston deems it necessary to say es
pecially to those unacquainted with his refuta
tion that his Credentials or Diplomas always
hang in his office.
ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRESS.
The many thousands cured at this Establish
ment, year a tier year, and the numerous im
portant Surgical Operations performed by Dr.
Johnston, witnessed by the representatives of the
press and many other papers, notices f which
have appeared again and aga'n before the public,
besides his standing as a gentleman of character
and responsibility, is a sufficient guarantee to the
afflicted. Shin diseases speedily cured.
April 9. 1875. Iv
LIMBER AND PLAXIXU MILLS
Third Street, adjoining Phila. & Erie R. R., two
Squares North of the Central Hotel,
a- ISA T. "CLEMENT,
IS prepared to furnish every descript ion of lum
ber required by the demands of the public
Having all the latest improved machinery for
manufacturing Lunber, be is now ready to fill or
ders f all kinds of
FLOORING, SIDING, DOORS SHUTTERS,
SASH, BLINDS MOULDINGS, VE
and all kiuds of Ornamental Scrowl Work. Turn
ing of every description promptly executed. Also,
A LARGE ASSORTJUHT OP
UKMLOCK and FINE. Alto, Shingles, Pickets,
Order promptly filled, and shipped by Railroad
or otherwise. IRA T. CLEMENT.
rvi if. 11. ham:
Attorney at Law, SUN-
X. BURY, PA.
Oliloe. in Market Sonare,
(adjoining the ofuee of . I. (ireenongh, Esq.,)
Professional business iu this and adjolniug coun
ties promptly attended to.
Snnbury, March 1, lS7?.-lv.
jos Kifi rs.'Tic I. 1 J.
ATTORNEY and Ol' . F.l.LOIJ AT LAW,
l.ivoivml, Perry county. Pa.
All business untl.-r.'. in the rouiif i-s of North
iiiuIm'iIhiii, anydVr, I n'mu, IVny and Juni.it.i
ptomptly attended to. Crnnltatiun enn be had
In the Gennau and Enirli. b lcnenm-;c.i.
npril 17, rv."4.-ly.
m. a. sunrn.
TT0BNE7 AT J. V,
a.j;d cnu:;ir soliciicu.
Cilice on Fiont SlnN t below Marlztt, Saul.nry,
Pa. Collections and oil ler.1 t.usiiKss promptly
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Haupt's buildiug. South East Corner
of Market Square, Sunbury, Pa.
Special Attention Paid to Collections.
A X. II K ICE.
J.. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
AND ACTISO JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
Next Door to Judge Jordau's Residence, Chest
nut Street, Sunbury, Pa.
Collections and all legal matters promptly at
ATTORNEY Al LAW, AND
ACTING JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
Convevancine.the collections of clRtms.writings,
and all kinds of Legal business will be atteuded
to carefully and with despatch. Can be consult
ed In the English and Germau language. Office
in Haupt's building, Market street, Sunbury, Pa.
Northumberland Co., Penna.
Can be consulted in the English aud German
languages. Collections attended to iu North
umberland and adjoining counties.
Also Agent for the Lebanon valley rire insu
rance Company. mh 1 5
W. C. PACKER,
Attorney at Law,
November 9, 1872. tf.
SB. DOYER. Attorney aud Counsellor
at Law. Office in Wolverton's Law build
ing, Second street, SUNBURY, PA. Professional
busiuess attended to, in the courts of Northuru
oerland and adjoining counties. Also, in tho
Circuit and Dittrict Courts for the Western Dis
trict of Pennsylvania. Claims promptly collect
ed. Particular attention paid to caet In Bank
ruptcy. Consultation can be had iu the Ger
man language. Airil U,'75.
II. KASE, Attomev at Law, SUN
BURY, PA., office in Wolverton's Law
building, Second street. Collections made In
Northumberland and adjoining counties.
i. Merrill Lmu. Andrew tt, Dill, Frank. H. 3Ieit.
EI XX, DILL. & 9IARR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Next door lo the Presbyterian church, Market
April 9,'73 Northumberland Co., Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office in Masser's Building, south side of Mar
ket Square. April 9,'75.
JAMES II. McDEVITT,
Attorney at Law and
United States Cohmishioneu. Office with S.
B. Boyer, Esq., in Wolverton's Law Building,
Snubury, Pa. April 9.'75.
O P. WOLVERTON, Attorney at Law.
Market Square, 8UNBURY,PA. Profession
al business In this and adjoining
y attended to.
HB. 9IAKSER, Attorney at Law, SUN-
BURY. PA. Collections attended to iu
the counties of Northumberland, Union, Snyder,
Montour; Columbia and Lycoming. apllU-69
GEO. W. ZIEGLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office iu Hanpt's building, Market St., Sun
Collections aud all professional business
pnmptly attended to in the Court of Northum
berland ana adjoining counties.
March 19. lbu.
DR. C n. MARTI X, Office In Drug
Store, Clement House Block, Office hours :
from 11 a. in., to 1 p. m., aud from 6 to 9 p. tn.,
at all other hours, when not Professionally en
aged can be found at his residence, on Chestnut
Street, SUNBURY, PA. Particular attention
given to snrgical cases. Will visit Patients
either in town or country.
GB. CAD WALLA DER.Markcl Street,
Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Glass, Varnishes, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars,
I Pocket Books. Dairies, Sce.
GEORGE M. RENX,
In HimiisotCs Building, Market Square,
1 prepared to do all kinds of work pertaining
to Dentistry. He keeps constantly on hand
a larce assortment of Teeth, and other Dent il
material, from which he will be able to select, !
and meet tbe wants of his customers.
All worn warranted to give sat is faction, or else
the money refunded.
The very best Mouth WaMi and Tooth-Powders
kept on hand.
His references are the numerous patrons for
whom lie has worked for the last twelve years.
Snubury, April 21, 1872.
rrtcls nuts ?cstanrants.
CRAW FO R 1 HOUSE, Cor. Third aud
Mulberry, Business Centre, Williarnsport,
Wm. CRAWFORD, Proprietor.
Dec. 11, 1874.
CLEMENT HO CM:, Third Street below
Market, Suubury, Pa. PETER 6. BUR
RELL Proprietor. Rooms neat and comfortable.
Tables supplied with the delicacies of the season
and the waiters attentive and obliging.
Suuqury, Jan. 22, 1S73.
NITED STATES HOTEL, W. F.
KITCHEN, Proprietor. Opposite the De
pot SHAMOKIN, PA. Every attention given to
travellers, and the best accommodations glveu.
April 5,1873. tf
NATIONAL HOTEL. AUGUSTUS
WALD, Proprietor, Georgetown Nortli'd
County, Pa., at the Station of the N. C. R. W.
Choice wines and cigars at tbe bar.
The tablets supplied with the best the market
affords. Good stabling and attentive ostlers.
HL'M MEL'S RESTAURANT,
LOUIS HUMMEL, Proprietor,
Commerce St., SHAMOKIN, PENN'A.
navlug Just refitted the above Saloon for the
accomodation of the public, is now prepared to
serve jls friends with the best refreshments, and
fresh Lager Beer, Ale, Porter, and all other malt
W. 8. RHOADS. J. PACKER HAAS
S. RHOADS tfc CO.,
RETAIL DEALERS OF
ANTHRACITE COAL, SUNBURY, PENN'A.
Orric with Haas, Faoelt ti Co.,
Orders left at Seaskolu & Bro's., office Market
treet, will receive prompt attention. Country
ustom respectfully solicited.
Feb. 4, 1871. tf.
COALX COAL! COAL! GRANT BROS.,
Shippers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
WHITE AND RED ASH COAL, SUNBURY, PA.
Orders will receive nrouipt attention.
ANTHRACITE COAL !
VALENTINE DIETZ, Wholesale and
Retail dealer in every variety of
ANTHRACITE COAL, UPPER WHARF,
All kinds of Grain taken in exchange for Coal.
Orders solicited and filled promptly. Orders left
at 8. F. Nevln's Confectionery 8tore, on Third
treet, will recleve prompt attention, and money
reralptedfor, the tame t th office.
NEW C OAE YARD.
TIM1E undersigned having conuected the Coal
-i-bnfiinesa with bis cttcublve FLOUR & GRAIN
trade, ia prepared to supply families with the
VERY II EST OF COAI
HEAP FOR i ASH.
Eft;, blove and Nut, couatantly on hand. Grain
taken in rxehange for Coal.
Suiibuiy, Jan. 15. 1SV0. tf.
M Mil Rl MAKItEE YAKIt,
Fourth Nlreol lielow Market,
SIT 2? BURY, fENN'A.
nl7, iinder?i:;ued has returned from the Ver-
jiont linrhle (Jaarnes with 56 Ton3 of
H on 11 in mi i n, 1 a vf-!M out-,
Ife Ipir ttniirrlit at. annli ftTnr: tlint
tJjfT W11 al"w mm to sell better stoue, for
less money, than heretofore. The best
Sutherland Falls Marble,
which is better than Italian. Rutland U now
sold as low as the Manchester.
Those who need auythiug iu the Marble line,
for Mouumeuts, Grave-Stones, or other purposes,
will find it to their iuterefct to call and examine
this large stock, as better bargains can be secur
ed than buying from parties 'huckstering' round
All lettering will be done in the neatest and
most Improved etvle.
W. M. DAUGHERTY.
Suubnry, Jan. 11. 1873.
THE KIXC; BARBER SHOP
TS THE SHOP OF THE TOWN and long
has beeu : ask history and she will tell you
Men have growu old in our patronage
Babies 011 their mothers' breast
To bouncing boys nt play ;
And youths by maidens fair caressed,
To stalwart men with cares oppressed,
And old nieu silver gray.
And among the honored and lasting impres
sions of time, and the crash of revolutions in
circumstances, we stand a living monuincutal
memento of the Ingenuity and perseverance ap
pertaining to the identity of progression, piyiug
our vocation with the highest style of art and
perfection, and aspiring to achieve the highest
reward of merit attainable in onr humble capaci
ty, and the sentiment of respect and approbation
which the presence of superior appliances and es
tablishment are always wont to inspire.
Always to please
We shave with ease
Cut and comb with taste the hair ;
Shampoo the head with soothing care,
And color the whiskers black or brown,
To suit the people about the town.
Then allow me politely request you to stop,
And not go past nor from around our shop.
To get shaved on the basis of ability nor as
some have done for our use of the ballot for prin
ciple sacred and right nor uudertbe common
secret and invidious guise of enmity to complex
ion ; for the cut of a inau's coat, or the color of
his skin, ought not to affect his usefulness nor
his qualifications. A fair chance is all that we
demand, to give the proof to all the land.
JAMES W. WASHINGTON.
Snubury, April 5, 1873 ; No. 91, Market et.
A First-Class Newspaper.
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thereafter, contaluiug all important uewa of tbe week,
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No. 14 South Seventh turret, Philadelphia.
A NEW STOCK OF
MERCHANT TAILORING GOODS.
CIIAS. MAIHL '
i Has just returned from the Eastern cities,witb an
elegant selections or
of the finest French Brands, Trimmings,
He is now ready to receive orders for
SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS
ot any desired style,
The latest styles of pat-
I lerns on nana, ana
! NEAT FITS GUARANTEED.
J You will find prices at least as reasonable as
j elsewhere. ;ivc me a call.
j CHAS. MAIHL,
; rornrn sr., o1imuc city hotel, j
I SUNBURY, PA.
i Suubury, April 9, 1875.-tf.
1875 MILLINERY. 1815
TRIMMED AND UNTRIMMEO
HATS and BONNETS.
CRAPE AND CRAPE VEILS.
TEW French Styles in Infauts' Caps. Straw
! Goods, in Shade Huts, School Hats aud all
the latent Fashionable Shapes and olors.
Chip iu Drab, Brown, Black and White. Leg
horn, Black Hair, etc.
All the novelties in Silks, Gross Grains, Sallies,
French Flowers, Wreaths, Roses, Buds and
Sprays. Ribbons in the new shades.
Purchasers will find a full and carefully se
lected stock of Millinery at M. L. Gossler's
Millinery Store, Fourth St., below the Shaniokin
Div. N. C. R. R., Sunbury, Pa.
April 23, 1875.
JPRING AND SUMMER STYLES
Hats & Bonnets
TRIMMED AT ALL PRICES.
Latest and Best Shades.
Good Assortment of Notions
CONSTANTLY ON nAND.
FANCY ZEPHYR GOODS AND
At Misses L. & 8. Welser's Millinery Store,
Market St., Sunbury, Pa.
April 23. 187--.
Bsik rm& IjjuJb glinting.
The Largest ami Most Complete
IN THIS SECTION.
ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTING
EXECUTED IN THE BEST STYLE.
. SHOW CARDS,
MERCANTILE LETTER HEADS,
i niXKS ANU DRAFTS.
Everything that Is needed lit the printing de
partment will be executed with promptness and
at low prices. All are invited to call and exa-
i mine our samples. No trouble to give estimates
and show goods. Wc shall cheerfully do this
to all, who call for that purpose, without charge.
I-?"Orders for Subscription Advertising
J Job Printing, thankfully received.
EM'L WILVERT, Proprietor,
BEST AD VERISING MEDIUM
In the Central part of the Stat.?,
Iu one of the Most Thrifty, Intelligent and
SECTIONS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Sample copy of paper svnt to any address; tree
DOST LET MOTHER DO IT.
Daughter, don't let mother do it !
Do not la her slave and toil,
While yon cit a useless idler,
Failn your soft hand to soil.
Don't yon see tbe heavy burden
Daily she is wont to beji,
Bring the lines upon her forhi-a.1
Sprinkle f IW.-r iu her hair t
Daughter, dou't let mother do it !
Do not let her bake and broil ;
Throngh the long, bright, summer hours
Share with her the heavy toll.
See, her eye has lost Us brightness,
Faded from her cheek the glow,
AnJthe step that once was buoyant,
Now is feeble, weal; and slew.
Daughter, don't let mother do it !
Sbe has cared for you so long, .
Is it right the weak and feeble
Should be tolling for tbe strong t
Waken from your listless lauguor,
Seek her side to cheer and bless ;
And your grief will be lest bitter
When the tods above her press. .
Daughter, don't let mother do it !
You will never, never know
What were home without a mother
Till that mother llcth low
Low beneath tbe budding daisies,
Free from earthly care or pain
To the home so sad without her
Never to return again.
pltz sub Ubirjjijs.
MA'S OLD BEAU.
The recent revelations concerning deed
forgeries at a criminal trial at Chicago, re
minded me of an incident that occurred a
few years ago, in the vicinity of St. Louis,
which seemed to me to be worth relating.
Clara and Mary Merwin, sisters and
orphans, were in the sitting-room ot their
pleasant home, on tho edge of a village
uear the Missouri. Their mother had
been dead several yearn ; their father had
lately died, leaving them an estate, as they
supposed, of the value of some forty thous
and dollars, but they bad learned quite
recently that the property was encumbered
to such an extent that they were likely to
be deprived of it all. This discovery, as
may be supposed, filled them with sadness
and anxiety, and they were seated in si
lence, unable to read, to converse, to work,
to do any thing but brood over their great
While they were thus occupied with som
bre thoughts, a buggy drove up in front of
the house, and a man alighted, and the
buggy drove away.
The man must have been a little on the
shady side of fifty, lo judge from his gray
hairs, although his face was unwrinkled.
lie was dressed with remarkable neatness,
aud his maners indicated briskness as well
as ptrcisiou. in one baud he carried a
small valise, aud in the otlier an umbrella,
aud he stepped quickly to the door and
rang the bell. In a few minutes he was
tiahorcut 'Iia lirpBniv if the YOlirtff
I'm obliged to introduce myself,' he
said, smiling and bowing in a courtly man
ner 'Abner; Pierce. Here is my card
professional card. You will perceive that
I am a lawyer iu St. Louis, and presum
ably a respectable man. Don't be afraid ;
I am not here to hurt you, but to help you.
I have the honor to call myself a friend of
your family that is to say, although it is
many years siuco I have seen any member
of said family, I always had tbe highest
possible regard for your now sainted moth
er, and DOthrng would please me better
than to be of tome service to her children.'
! Ve are happy to meet you,1 murmured
'Thank you. I happened to hear no
matter how that you are in trouble, and
have come up here in the belief that I can
assist you. I hope you will feel that you
can trust me. I am actually an honest
man, although a lawyer, and 1 mean well,
although I may express myself clumsily.'
'I am free to admit,' said Clara, 'that we
need assistance and advice, and that wu
have not known to whom to look for it.'
'Very well. It is a good thing, no doubt,
that I have come. Now, sit down, and
tell me all about it.'
Clara Merwin, who was tbe elder of the
orphans, nnd leader in everything, told how
she and her sister had taken out letters of
administration upou their father's estate,
when a man of whom they had never be
fore heard put in au appearauce, and pre
heated a. mortgage, with bond included
executed by the late Mr. Merwin, upon his
real tate, for tbe sum of forty thousand
dollars. Not content with prohibiting
them from attempting to sell anything, he
had tied up their money in bank, leaving
them absolutely penniless. They had used
their credit, but tradesmen were becoming
impatient, and some had refused to supply
them any further, without pay.
'That is a bad case,' said Mr. Pierce.
'You need money that is the first thing
to be attended - You must let me act
as your banker until I got you out of this
scrape, and that won't be long I hope.
How much do you owe r'
'More than one hundred .dollars,'
The old gentleman counted out Lvrv hun
dred dollars from a well-filled pocket-book,
and handed it to her.
'For your mother'B sake,' be said, when
she refused to receive it, and he forced it
upon her in such a way that she coUiQ not
help taking it. He then accepted the
young ladies' invitation to make their
house his home during his stay, aud went
into dinner with them.
'Is their any place where I can smoke V
he asked, when they had returued to the
'You can smoke here,' said the impul
sive Mary. 'Pa always smoked here, aod
we are used to it.'
So he took a meerschaum and some to
bacco from his valise, and was soon pufning
away with an air of great contentment.
1 can think better wheu I smoke,' he
said. 'Did you have any legal advice in
the matter of that mortgage, Miss Merwin?
'Yes, sir,' replied Clara. 'Our lawyer
aii that that it was a plain case against
s, although it was strange that we had
never heard of the mortgage before.'
'Very strange. "What is the name of
the man who holds it ?'
'Hum. A good name, but a bad man,
I am afraid . When and where can I see
?ITe will be here this afternoon,' answered
Clara. 'He .proposes if we will make him
a deed of the real estate, to give up the
bond and mortgage, leaving the money in
bank, aud tha rest of the personal proper-
.Very liberal. Introduce me lo li'uu
wLeo he comes, a au old fri'iil f ilia
family, and not as a lawyer.' -
Mr. Alexander Campbell called in the
course of the afternoon, and was made ae-
ijtiaiiile.l with Abner Pierce, at whom lie
lool.e.1 suapteioUiily ; but his eyes fell when
he met the old cntknieD's intent gaz.
Mr. Pierce glanced but slightly at the deed
that was offered for consideration of the
ladies, being occupied in studying the coun
tenance of the man in whoso favor, it was
'I can't decide npon it just now.'.he eaid,
at last. 'As a friend of these youn? ladies
standing, as I may say, in loco parentis
I must make a few inquiries concerning the
value of this property. Suppose you come
after supper, Mr. Campbell, and suppose
you bring that mortgage with you. 1 have
no doubt it is all correct, but I would like
Mr. Campbell assented to this and with
drew. Abner Pierce filled bis pipe with
nervous haste, but also with tobacco, and
Mary brought him a light.
'I know that you have some- good news
for us,' 6he said, 'I can see it in your face.'
'Not bad, my child. I hope and trust
that it is very good. A goqd name, but a
bad man, I said, and that is true. I think
I see my way out of this difficulty, and the
money that I lent you is safe. But you
mustn't interfere with me, young ladies, or
be surprised at anything I may say or do,
or object to it. You must trust me, and
let me work in my own way.'
After supper when Abner Pierce had en
joyed another comfortable smoke, and con
versed with the girls concerning their mo
ther as be had known her in her youth a
subject upon which he grew quite eloquent
Alexander Campbell came in, bringing
the deed' aud mortgage, both of which he
banded to Mr. Pierce for examination.
'I have made inquiries concerning the
roperty,' said the old gentleman, 'and am
satisfied that it is not worth more than the
amount of the mortgage and would pro
bably bring much less if sold at foreclosure.
Your offer is a liberal one ; but I must look
at the mortgage. This appears to be cor
rect,' he continued, when he bad examined
the instrument. 'It is properly acknowl
edged, and signature is undoubtedly that
of Philip Merwin. I suppose the young
ladies will have to go to tbe county seat to
execute the deed.
The girls' countenance fell at this sud
den surrender 00 the part of their champi
on. 'This reminds me,' said the old lawyer,
picking up the mortgage agaiu, 'of an oc
currence that fell under toy observation in
Tennessee. Not that tbe two cases are
alike, as the Tennessee case was undoubt
edly a fraudulent affair ; but there was a
similarity iu the circumstances. Don't
look so disheartened, young ladies. What
will be must be, and it is useless locrv
about to say, a man died in Tenuessce,
leaving a widow and one daughter. The 1
widow was about to administer upon his
estate, when a man who was unknown
came foreward, aud presented a mortgage
similar to this, and for exactly the same
amount. It was examined by lawyers who
were familiar with the signature of tbe de
ceased, and pronounced correct. Although
there was something strange about the af
fair, they could find no flaw in the instru
ment. It was particularly puzzling to one
of them, who thought that he had transact
ed all the law business of the deceased.
He got hold of the mortgage and brought
it to me when I was in Nashville. I hap
pened to have in my possession a very
powerful maguifying-glass that had been
presented to me the most powerful single
lens I have ever seen. With this I 'exa
mined the mortgage, and soon discovered
that 'forty' had been raised from 'four.
There was no mistake about it. I could
easily see marks of chemical erasure, and
the difference in pen and ink, between the
'raised' and the rest of the instrument.
How the rascal got into the Register's of
fice, I don't know ; but the record there
had been altered in the same manner. He
ran away and it was not considered worth
while to follow him. Strange circumstance,
was it not, Mr. Campbell.'
Mr. Campbell was fidgeting uucasily in
his chair, and made no reply.
'Here is the glass,' continued tbe old
gentleman, taking it from his pocket, 'and
you cau see for yourself how well it magni
fies. Now, as I look at this 'forty' why,
bless me, the same signs are visible that I
saw in my Tennessee mortgage ! I think
you will be obliged to drop this, Mr. Camp
bell. ' My Tennessee man's name was
Alexander Bell, and be has added a Camp
to it since he came to Missouri.'
Campbell, his face red as flame reached
out his hand for the document.
'I believe 1 will keep this, Mr. Campbell,
for fear of accidents. What, do you think
you could take it by force ? Here is some
thing that shoots five times. Going, are
you ? Very well, I don't think you will
be molested, if you will leave this part of.
the country and never return to it. It is
barely possible that the estate of Philip
Merwin may really owe you four thousand
dollars. If so, I advise you not to try to
collect the debt, as such an attempt would
land you in the penitentiary. Good-ntgbt,
Mr. Campbell, and farewell.'
'What is it? What does this mean?'
asked Clara, as Mr. Pierce, rubbing his
hands and smiling, bustled about to fill his
Are you so dull, my child ? Why, the
fellow is a swindler, and has been found
out. I guessed as much when 1 first heard
of the affair, and was sure of it when you
told me his name. You will soon be able
lo pay me my $200, apd then we will
straighten up matters. Thank you, Mary,
you are very kind to give me a light.'
'Don't you mean to punish him ?' asked
'It would hardly pay. We could put
him in the penitentiary, but you might lose
four thousand dollars by the job. By try
ing for forty thousand he-has lost the four
that may have been justly bis due. He
will be far from here by morning, I have
no doubt, and good riddance to hi .n. Ah I
this is comfortable. I know that I feel
better, and I hope that you do.'
The girls were sure that a great weight
had been lifted from their minds and
hearts. Alexander Campbell, alias Bell,
decamped, and Abner Pierce stayed a
week with the orphans, during which time
be arranged- all their affairs satisfactorily,
and won their lasting gratitude and love.
'How can we ever thank you for all you
have doue for us ?' said Clan, when hp
was about to leave.
'ft was for your mother's sake, my child.
And for her sake, if I taui-ver help you,
all I have is at your service.'
Ahik-r Pieree has made visits to Hie
orphans frequently since the event above
narrated, aud they have always had a cor
dial welcome lor 'nia's old beau.'
iuwcli;.-irouDie is tue tec er a
man's peace of mind.- But half of onr
troubles are imaginary, the creation "of our
brains Things that trouble us are not as
bad as they seem, and most .of them are
onlymists or passing clouds. We should
treat our troubles as we would intruders
into our houses put them out and lock
the doors against them.. When men are
worn out by over-work, or are sick, then
trouble has the advantage. . At such times,
a man's friends should contrive means of
diversion to find out ways of rest. There
is no better relief for trouble tban travel
and new scenes. When men begin to feel
that busines and care are robbing them of
sleep, and each day increases the burden,
they should put the will in exercise and
throw them off or put themselves in the
hands of their physician and obey his di
rections. It is suicide for them to go on
after they begin to feel the grinding action
of work on the body and brain. But pre
caution is in using means of prevention.
Give a certain number of hours each day
to active employment, and never allow
your work to break over the bounds. Take
a portion of your time for recreation. Make
real, solid enjoyment your mediciue.
Above All, interdict everything that will
tax, excite, or exhaust tbe nervous system.
Sleep, "tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy
sleep." When trouble drives sleep from
the eyelids and gloomy, depressed feelings
possess the mind, it is high time for a man
to pause and seek relief, for there is no tell
ing what such a condition will lead to un
less overcome. There is danger in going
on after tbe strain begins to tell on the
health, for every turu of the machinery
brings the final crash nearer. There are
events that come, and are liable to come in
every man's life, which he cannot foresee,
and over which he has no control. But
men should be like mariuers, who do not
know whether the winds will be fair or
foul, but they go prepared for whatever
may come, be it calm or storm. Nor do
tbey give up the ship nntil she goes down.
Men should treat trouble in this way, and
never give up until death enters and tells
them tbe voyage is ended.
About Aldeeneys. The Alderneys
is a well known breed of cows which is
yearly becoming mre popular in this and
surrounding counties. The cattle are so
called probably because the first ones ex-
cows, are directly from there. Those of
that breed actually exported from these
islands are generally from Jersey, where
the cattle are much the same as those of
Alderney small, with tapering heads, and
of a delicate fawn color. The Guernsey
cow is esteemed by some even more highly
than the Alderney ; it is rather larger, and
more of a red, brindled in color. The
cows are milked three times daily, and the
milk is churned without skimming ; one
pound of butler per day is by no means an
uncommon yield for a good cow. The cow
cabbage is made to reach a size so large
that the leayes are used to wrap the butter
in for market, while stalks are varnished
and armed with ferrules, and extensively
u&ed'at St, Helier's for canes. The cows
are very carefully coddled. The grass they
feed on is highly enriched by the vraic, a
species of seaweed gathered from the reefs
at low tide. There are two vraic harvests
appointed by the government one in the
spring, the other in August although it is
gathered at other times in small quantities.
All hands turn out in the season with
boats and carts, frequently at night, and it
is a very lively, picturesque occupation,
though often attended with risk and loss of
life from the overloading of boats or sud
den rising of the tide. The cows are
always tethered when feeding ; they eat
less in this way, really giving mote milk
tban if glutted with food, and while they
are cropping the grass on one side of a
field it has time to spring up on the other
side. When they have done eating, they
are at once removed from the sun into the
shade. The breed is preserved from inter
mixture with other breeds by strong and
arbitrary laws very carefully enforced. No
cattle are allowed to enter the island ex
cept for slaughter within a certain number
of days, with the exception of oxen for
The 'Hoppers. The devastating plague
known at the west as grasshoppers, but
what are really a variety of the locust,
seem to be the resulting punishment of a
people who have slaughtered by countless
thousands the prairie fowl which lived on
these insects. Twenty thousand prairie-
chickens killed and sent to market in a
single season, would, if left abne, have
cleared away the grasshoppers and grown
fat on them. We see here fairly illustrated
the heedlessness and recklessness of the
western pioneers. They hare lushed into
cattle-raising and the production of wheat
and corn and the fattening of pork, and
have regarded the prairie fowl as nuisances
to be exterminated to protect their grain
crops. They have raised few domestic
fowls, and consequently the opportunity
thus provided for the grasshoppers to obey
the injunction to "increase and multiply"
was enough to make the mouth of the
great original old grasshopper fairly water
This grasshopper plague afflicted the
Mormons in Utah more than twenty years
ago, and probably from the same cause,
the Indians and the Mormons having be
tween them exterminated tbe wild fowl of
our edible kind. But in Utah the mul
titude of gulls swarming about Salt Lake
descended upon the grasshoppers and
feasted to their heart's content, so that
they made as clean a sweep of the 'hoppers
as the 'hoppers had made of tbe growing
grain-crops. The sovereign cure for the
'hoppers in Kausas, Iowa, Missouri and
Nebraska is to punish out-right every man
or boy caught shooting prairie fowl, and
for the railway companies to levy a pro
hibitory freight tariff on their transporta
tion east. Gernmntwn TeUrjwph.
Why Should any Max Swear ? I
can conceive no reason why any man
should swear, but many reasons why he
should not :
First. It is mean. A wan of high mor
al character would almost as lief steal a
sheep u w-ar. -
Second. it i too vulgar ; although uw
low fur a ilrt'eul ma it.
Third. It i cnwar.Uv ; implying a fc-jr
! nl' mil Ileitis believed or ntwrt.
rotntb. It is uoeiitleiuari'.y. A im-iv-ll.Miifin,
according to webeter, is well bred,
refined. Such a oi.e will no more svreur
than throw mud with a clod-hopper.
Fifth. It is indecent, offensive to delica
cy, and extremely unfit for any human ear.
Sixth. It is foolish ; a want of decency
is a want of sense.
Seventh. It is abusive ; to tbe mind
which conceives the oath, to the tongue
which utters it, and the person at whom it.
is aimed-.. , , . m ' '
Eighth. It is venomous i showing man's
heart to be a nest of vipers, and every lime
he swears one of Ibem stick out his head.
, Ninth. It is contemptible : forfeiting the
respect of all the wise and good
Tenth. It is wicked : violating the di
vine law and provoking the displeasure of
Him who will not hold him guiltless who
taketh His name in vain.
After Mabbiage. A philosopher
writes : 'The girl is generally educated on
novels, and her first disappointment comes
in on the quiet indifference of the husband
after the bouey-mooo. 'You love me no
longer,' said a bride ot a few months to ber
better half in his gown and slippers. 'Why
do you say that. Puss ? be asked quietly,
removing a cigar from bi i lips. 'You do
not caress me nor call me pet names ; you
do not longer seek so anxiously for my
company, was the tearful answer. 'My -dear,'
continued the aggravating wretch,
'did you ever notice a man running after a
car? How he does run over stones,
through mud, regardless of everything till
he reaches the car and seizes hold and
swings on. Then he quietly seats himself
ami reads his paper.' 'And what does
that mean ?' 'An illustration, my dear :
the car is as important to the man after he
gets in as when he is chasing it, but tbe
manifestion is uo longer culled for. I
would have shot any one who put himself
in my way when in pursuit of yon, as I
would now shoot any one who would come
between us, but as proof of my love you
insist upon my running after the car.
Learn to smoke, my dear, and be a phil
osopher. The two combined clear the
brain, quiet the nerves, open the pores,
and improve the digestion."
Growing Old. How strangely our
ideas of growing old change as we get on
in life. To the girl in her teens tbe riuez
maiden of twenty-five seems quite AjarSsed.
Twenty-two thinks thirty-five "an old
thing." - Thirty-five dreads forty, but con
gratulates herself that there may still re
main some ground to be possessed in the
means give up the battle of life. It feels
middle-aged and vigorous, and thinks old
age a long way in tue miure. sixty re
members those who have done great things
at three score ; and one doubts if Parr
when he was married at one hundred and
twenty, had at all begun to feel himself an
old man. It is the principle of imniortalls
ty iu us which makes us feel young so long.
We wear out our bodies as we do our gar
ments ; hut by the time their fashion has
grown quite obsolete will not the celestial
robe which shall clothe our souls for tbe
new life be ready ?
A Wife's D-EVOTiOJf.-The Washington f
Star says 'Cha-pink-pa-lu- ta, or 'Bed Bud,' '.
the only woman accompanying the Sioux .
delegation, is rather comely in appearance, ;
and is about twenty-five years of age. She
is the wife of Bad Wound, to whom she is
much attached, as tbe following incident
will show. . The Indian agents were re- ;
stricted in tbe number of chiefs they were
to bring to Washington., and were forbid
den by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
to bring any women. The latter, however,
were as anxious to come as the braves, and
when told of the order of the Commission
er there was weeping and wailling aniou
the dusky maidens of tbe forest. Cha-pink-pa-lu-ta
quietly made up ber mind
that she would go at all hazards, and sev
eral hours after the departure of the wagon
containing her husband for the railroad,
she mounted a swift horse, and with her
raven treses streaming in the wind, went
flying across the country in pursuit of the .
party. She came up to them wheu near
the station, and leaping from her steed,
which she turned adrift, mounted the wa
gon, and clinging to her husband, with
tears and entreaties besought bim to allow
her to accompany him. He endeavored
to persuade her to return, and some of the
braves were iu'clined to use violence to .
compel her to do so. She firmly declined,
however, to trust her husband lo the se
ductions of Washington society unattend
ed, and even the efforts of Agent Saville to
induce her to return were wholly unavail
ing. She seems to greatly enjoy her visit
to the pale faces, and keeps an eye on 'the
old man' at all times, invariably accompa
nying his walks about town. This inci
dent serves to illustrate the truth of Bry
ant's couplet, slightly modified
'Skin may differ, bat affection
Dwells in white and red tbe same.' '
'Is He Ilich ?' This is the question
that floats around the circle of matrimon
ial ladies. Poor giddy fools, who seek
happiness where there is neither brains nor
morality good sense or high honor. Yes
he is rich he has strong arms, a pure
heart, a clear head, a brave soul I 'Aye,
but has be cash and bonds, real estate and
stocks, for new bonnets, fine clothing, cost
ly houses and elegant equipages are need
ed.' Go to, you generation of vipers, you
curses of humanity, who cannot make an
honest man's lite ana late your own, ana
with him toil and live, that happiness and
virtue may dwell under your roof, be it
ever so lowly, that the next generation
may, if they will, be better tban the pres
ent, and the world lifted and moved for-'
At a ball lately in Paris, a very stout
gentlemen, with a catarrh and a very
charming wife, insisted, very inconvenient
ly, at the close of a waltz, that madame ;
should return to the bosom of her family. :
"Never mind," she said to her partner ;
"ask me to dance in tbe next quadrille all
the same ; I will find a way to stay for it."
Slipping out while the sets were forming,
she went into the gentlemen's dressing
room, found her husband's bat, and threw
it out of the window ; then returning, and
requesting her spouse first to find his hat
and call a carriage, she accepted partners
for the next six dances, quit sure of two
hours before the hat could be fonnd.